Sunday, March 29

Coronavirus may be a “reset button” for the planet , says Anand Mahindra

Business tycoon Anand Mahindra, Chairman Mahindra Group, took to Twitter to point out a special side of the deadly coronavirus (COVID19).

Sharing a piece of writing on 14 Italians quarantined within the capital after testing positive for the virus, the 64-year-old mogul wrote: “The crisis will pass, but i feel it’s making the planet press a permanent ‘Reset’ button. 1) It’ll accelerate performing from home 2) cause more digital ‘virtual’ conferences 3) More video calls, fewer meetings.4) Less aviation , resulting in a greener footprint. Anything else?”

Within hours, Mahindra’s tweet garnered 12,000 retweets and 72,000 likes. People poured within the ir responses in the comment section putting forth all kinds of ideas to counter the deadly virus. A user wrote: “Namaste is that the way of life while respecting others and building positive energy.”

While another user tweeted: “Well said sir and perhaps slightly better health together doesn’t have travel through rough roads and polluted air plus i feel the large one may be a better quality of family life.”

Other suggestions included washing hands thoroughly, using sanitizers, using masks, and avoiding large crowds.

The outbreak of the deadly disease broke call at China’s Wuhan and later spread to all or any the continents except Antarctica. In India, 22 fresh new cases of the novel coronavirus are found positive, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. While not antidote has been developed to contain the virus from spreading.